I’m a visual artist; my primary focus is painting & drawing. Preferred subjects are the human form, portrait interpretations, objects representing the figure, such as mannequins, & florals, especially in their environment. The creation of believable illusions is enormously satisfying; but most inspiring is the feedback from people who observe it & take the time to express their opinions, to describe how they perceive the art, what it meant to them, how they were moved. The cycle of sharing & receiving is one vital reason I love to paint. Painting is visual story telling; an impressive image can communicate a great deal. When storytelling, visual or otherwise, is inspired, I believe it can become a catalyst for creativity in others in all areas of their lives. Completing a Fine Arts degree was one of my greatest dreams come true. An exhibitor in numerous group & solo exhibitions, my artwork has won several awards, hangs in collections international & has been published in international artist.com Magazine and theArtist’s Magazine.